The Belgium-based duo behind 2021’s million-streamed ‘I’ll Be There’, Tim Grand explore a bad romance without any unnecessary ooh-la-la. It’s vocal house giving you all the feels from both a nostalgic and expressive angle, starting with vengeful synths but grabbing the dancefloor with Grand’s classic house pianos in the vein of ‘Strings of Life’ or ‘Gypsy Woman’. These spirits-lifting keys put into perspective a fragile vocal performance split between make up and break up, a balance of emotions to boost its mainstream possibilities.
Awaken Me is Sound Rush’s leading track of their sets but was already premiered at the holy grounds of Qlimax: one of the most prestigious and most iconic events in the scene. Opening their sets with Awaken Me sets the tone for the next hour or so: melodic, energetic and making memories together with their fans.
The serving suggestion for ‘Shibuya’ is straight up, Rotterdam A-lister Alpha Zoo in no mood for messing around and going deep and direct with funky focus. Placing nonchalant snippets of vocals by the bar in full view of the vibes rolling out, AZ’s line of attack comes from a bassline loop, with a tipetoeing groove riding shotgun. No fancy footwork is required to show who’s boss: pushing to the front of the queue in an up-down swing, Alpha Zoo doesn’t release the dancefloor from his grip for nearly six minutes. Built-up minimalism with much more to offer from below the surface.
Brennan Heart & Clockartz – What You See Is What You Get [I AM HARDSTYLE]
Brennan Heart started I AM HARDSTYLE as a platform for everyone who breathes Hardstyle. From established names to talented produces who need a little nudge to the top and from the darker side of hardstyle to euphoric. Working together with Clockartz on WYGIWYG is the outcome of Brennan Heart’s vision. A trancy track with the well-known vocals by Max P.
Meaningful is set in an alternate universe in the future where civilization is hanging by a thread. The powerful melodies encompassed by thriving rock riffs and groundbreaking kicks unfold into a story where the protagonist is on a quest to retrieve a powerful resource that will help save civilization as it is, giving back meaning to the peoples lives. The uplifting build-ups and melodies represent the hope the civilization holds on to and together with the retrieved resource, the people are saved.